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FL: Video Shows City Workers Destroying Property of Homeless Miamians

[ 4/25/18]

The morning of April 17, Wilbur Cauley left all of his belongings in their usual place: stacked by a fence under the I-395 overpass at NW First Court and 13th Street. It was in the middle of a four-block area where about 30 homeless Miamians live. That morning, Cauley, an Army veteran in his late 50s who served three years in Germany, went to a nearby store for a soda. When he returned, he says, a man in a dark-green shirt was kicking bags that contained Cauley’s birth certificate, driver’s license, clothes, bedding, and even the food he keeps on hand to avoid diabetic shock.

“I said, ‘Hey, what are you doing?’ and I tried to get my stuff,” Cauley recalls. “But the guy wouldn’t let me get anything. He grabbed my arm and then he took all my stuff… They threw it all away. They took everything I have.”

Cauley’s version of events is supported by photos, video footage, and testimony from a half-dozen eyewitnesses, including Benji Waxman, a Miami lawyer and volunteer at the American Civil Liberties Union, and David Peery, a local activist who has experienced homelessness himself. Waxman and Peery have been involved in homelessness advocacy in Miami for years, and they say tensions between the city and locals have spiked in recent months.

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Thanks Lake County; I was just about to say the link “read more” didn’t jive with the post.

Sadly, I don’t see evidence in the video of “…He grabbed my arm and then he took all my stuff… They threw it all away. They took everything I have.” Is there another video?

i did not see that arm grabbing so that tell me someone else is making up A lie But who? is the evil one

Odd I clearly see arm grabbing. Seeing people as less than having human rights is a issue of elite entitled people with sadistic tendencies that need to put down other to feel better about themselves. It somehow makes such people feel worthy and superior. Clearly not advanced social skills examples or traits of advanced thinking.

I saw the arm grabbing or at least an attempt of one. The guy pulls back his arm. This is only a 90 second clip so it’s possible that outside the time frame of the video, this all really did occur as claimed.

I guess Mr. Book is doing all he can to annihilate the homeless in that county. What a human being! NOT!

That is nothing. You should see how they do it in San Diego, police cars, sanitation truck, a dozen city workers with shovels throw everything in the trash truck while police guard them. If you can’t find decent housing you are treated like an animal. There is no way the registry is making any place safer. having housing, employment, and strong relationships with people lowers the risk of reoffending. Being mistreated, homeless, unemployed and unwanted INCREASES the risk of offending. Duh!!!

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